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Health & Safety

This Program teaches employers, management and appointed

personnel how to organise and put in place a safe work environment

and to ensure the health, safety and security of personnel and others in

the workplace.  The Program teaches and explains how to conduct risk

assessments and to identify hazards and risks, and explains many

types and categories of risks in many workplaces including

construction sites, schools, restaurants, hotels, factories and

stores - and how to overcome them.  Implementing the knowledge

taught and advice given in this Program will help avoid accidents which can affect employees and employers and help avoid injury, reduced output, accident investigation and legal costs.  The Program deals with accident-prevention actions, risk assessment and implementation of health and safety rules and measures, including for COVID-19.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st March 2023 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Leadership & Organisation; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.

(2) During the “Covid-19” (Corona) virus pandemic and in lock-down periods, affected Members may be allowed to take Assignments (home-based course work) instead of or in addition to sitting Examinations to complete the Programme; details can be provided on request after enrolment onto the Programme.

Module 1 - Managing Health & Safety in the Workplace

  • Why H & S measures are essential, legal requirements, management’s responsibilities.

  • H & S issues relating to employees, visitors to the workplace, consumers of products; hazards, risks

  • Risk assessment, aims, identification, consultations, controlling identified risks, documentation, actions

  • The Health & Safety policy, investigating accidents and “near misses”, changes in the workplace

Module 2 - Providing a Safe Place to Work In

  • The variety of workplaces, creating a safe workplace, buildings, the work environment, maintenance

  • Workplace layout, efficient and safe use of space, reducing movements, noise reduction

  • Toilets, hygiene, housekeeping, cleanliness, obstructions, machinery, inspections, safety devices

  • Accident prevention, fire drills, slip and trip injuries, floors, spillages, doors, cables, warning signs

Module 3 - General Fire Safety

  • Sources of ignition, fuel and oxygen in workplaces, why fires can spread, preventing the spread of fire

  • Fire risk assessments, fire surveys, fire certificates, combustible materials, heat transmission

  • Eliminating fire hazards, safe storage, warning notices, security and fire prevention regulations

  • Fire alarm systems, evacuation procedures, fire-fighting equipment, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers

Module 4 - Working at Height, Building & Construction Work

  • Causes of falls, accident prevention measures, training of employees, safe access, protecting workers

  • Safety measures for ladders, step ladders, mobile elevation platforms, roof work; inspections, checks Hazards on building and construction sites; duties of clients, contractors and supervisors, waste disposal

  • Fire avoidance, securing safe site boundaries, protecting the public, traffic control, specific hazards

Module 5 - Safe Use of Equipment in the Workplace

  • Responsibilities, training, equipment hazards, moving parts, harmful emissions, operational rules

  • Safety guards on equipment, the right controls and positioning, avoiding accidents and damage

  • Safety working with mobile equipment, hand-held tools, in confined spaces, gas and high pressures

  • Equipment checks and maintenance, schedules, power supply, protective clothing and equipment

Module 6 - Transport in the Workplace and Materials Handling

  • Hazards associated with transport and movement of people and materials, equipment safety

  • Route planning, vehicle risks, minimising journey distances, pedestrian lanes, aisles, alarms, seat belts

  • Manual and powered materials handling, manual handling equipment, safe materials handling system

  • Powered handling, advantages, equipment, tractors, forklifts, cranes, training of operators, signals

Module 7 - Safe Use of Electricity in the Workplace, Noise and Vibration Issues

  • Electrical current, circuits, installations, amps, voltage, conductors, insulators, resistors, fuses, plugs

  • Hazards with electricity, shocks, burns, fires, explosions, power cables, assessing and reducing risks

  • Noise in the workplace, risks and controls, noise level, noise problems, noise reduction, protection

  • Vibrations at work, hand-arm vibration syndrome, assessing vibration risks, actions to take, surveillance

Module 8 - Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Radiations in the Workplace

  • Harmful solids, liquids, powders, gases, dusts, fumes, health risks, assessing risks, controlling exposure

  • Specific problems and prevention, banned substances, asbestos, lead, occupational skin diseases

  • Radiation in industry, ionizing and non-ionizing radiations, exposure, actions to manage risks

  • Flammable and explosive substances, types, precautions, safe storage and transportation

Module 9 - Health & Safety in Kitchens and Eating Places

  • The catering sector, duty of care to consumers, the role of H & S enforcement officers

  • Food preparation, kitchens, hazards, bacteria, contamination control, cleaning, safety, kitchen refuse Preventing accidents, slips, trips, hot surfaces, equipment, liquids, knives, glass, dermatitis, chemicals

  • Food and catering premises, cleaning schedules, dining areas, service, crockery, tables, hygiene

Module 10 - Psychological Health Hazards in the Workplace

  • Anxiety, depression, work-related stress; effects, causes, work conditions, dealing with stress, change

  • Job design, work organisation, balancing job demands and pressure, job security, communications

  • Employee counselling, joint problem solving, two-way discussions, avoiding disciplinary action

  • The HR/personnel policy, fairness, equality of treatment, avoiding harassment, equal opportunities

Module 11 - Health and Safety in Educational Establishments

  • Schools as workplaces, employers, employees, pupils, parents; hazards and risks in schools

  • Main types of injuries, sports, slips, trips, stairs, playgrounds; supervision, behaviour, hazard surveillance

  • Responsibilities of school employers and employees, school health & safety policy, activities, the law

  • School security, protecting pupils, staff and school property, access control, first aid, medical facilities; COVID-19 safety principles, symptoms, physical distancing, guidelines, posters, communicating with parents

Module 12 - Health Protection, First Aid, Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Provision of facilities, first aiders, needs assessment for the workforce, factors to consider, risks; first aid training, first aid materials and equipment, employers’ liability insurance, liabilities for negligence

  • Display screen equipment, avoiding physical problems for employees, reducing hazards, benefits

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE), suitability, types of protection, provision, use, maintenance

  • COVID-19 and virus outbreaks, symptoms, measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work, vaccinations, employee and employer responsibilities, isolation procedures for COVID-19 found in staff.

(A more detailed outline of contents is available on request)



DURATION & ASSESSMENTS The standard Study Period is three years (36 months) but this is flexible; the Programme can be completed in a shorter or longer period if necessary. A qualification showing high-level communication and administration competence, and extensive executive-level knowledge; an excellent basis for career success.

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